The Application Process

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Multiple opportunities are available for you to tour the school and meet our community! For more information on prospective student events and “Stallion for a Day” visits, explore our Visit DeSales page.

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Applications for the Class of 2024 will open on November 10, 2019

Submit your application to become a SFDHS Stallion using our convenient online application!  To complete the application process, students must submit 7th and 8th grade report cards, standardized tests, and a recommendation from an administrator, teacher, coach or advisor. 

The following factors are considered when reviewing a student's application: previous school records including a current report card, standardized test scores, as well as results from the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam (incoming freshmen only) are taken into account. Our admissions committee also welcomes recommendations from teachers, administrators and advisors that may speak to a student's involvement in leadership and service projects.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $200 is due upon completion of this application form. We accept payment via online credit card, a mailed check, or a cash payment delivered to the St. Francis DeSales High School Enrollment Office. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is received. 


In addition to academic transcripts, at least one recommendation from an administrator, teacher, advisor or coach must be submitted on behalf of the applicant.  Only a St. Francis DeSales High School online recommendation form will be accepted.  When completing your application for admission, a link will be provided for you to forward to the recommender.  

Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2022) | January 16, 2018   Transfer Students| April 30, 2018

Incoming Freshmen
(Class of 2024)
January 13, 2020

Transfer Students
April 30, 2020


Limited space is available for the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.  Contact an admissions representative today for details. 

Late Enrollment

After the above deadlines, St. Francis DeSales High School utilizes a rolling admissions process to review applications and interview students.  Late applicants are not eligible for Merit Scholarships, First Year Scholarships, St. Francis DeSales High School Scholarships or Tuition Assistance.  For more information regarding these programs, please visit our Scholarships and Tuition Assistance pages.

Applications received during the late enrollment period are subject to space consideration.

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Class of 2024 SFDHS Entrance Exam: January 18, 2020, 8:30am-12:00pm

All 8th grade students applying to St. Francis DeSales High School are required to take the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam. Developed by Scholastic Testing Services, this exam, called the High School Placement Test, is designed to recognize a student's potential to achieve success in a college preparatory curriculum. 

To assist students in their preparation for the entrance exam, St Francis DeSales High School will offer a free test prep workshop on January 11, 2020 at 8:30am.  

If you prefer to prepare independently, we recommend obtaining a copy of the Barron's COOP/HSPT (How to Prepare for Catholic High School Entrance Examinations).